Tom Karst

Articles By Tom Karst

Jul 02, 2020

Tale of the tape: NAFTA era trends in U.S. produce trade

Now that the USMCA has begun, what can we say about the North American Free Trade Agreement?

Jul 02, 2020

COVID-19 ramps up desire for increased shipment visibility

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the desire for greater visibility into all of the fresh food supply chain.

Jul 02, 2020

Taking the measure of the road back for the industry

The next Congressional coronavirus aid package could be the last before the November election, and Dennis Nuxoll says it is important to account for the needs of growers in that legislation.

Jul 01, 2020

UPDATED: No big changes anticipated with start of USMCA

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement became effective July 1, but it brings no sweeping changes to North American produce companies who have operated with the NAFTA for more than two decades.

Jun 30, 2020

Ohio groups seek support for growers in COVID-19 Crisis

Giving farmers and farmers markets the ability to fulfill SNAP purchases online is one recommendation presented by a group of Ohio farm organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Jun 30, 2020

Inflation ticks higher for groceries

U.S. retail grocery prices increased 0.8% in May and are running nearly 5% above a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Capitol
Jun 28, 2020

Legislation introduced to ban Chinese citrus imports

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to prohibit imports of fresh citrus from China.

Packer Imports
Jun 26, 2020

China demands COVID-19 declaration on U.S. exports

Chinese customs officials are demanding U.S. ag exporters sign a form guaranteeing their exports are free from COVID-19, trade and government reports say.

Jun 26, 2020

USDA provides flexibility to school meals

With fall school schedules uncertain because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving school districts flexibilities in how they serve school meals.